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Canadian Job Market Report

The Canadian Job Market Report is published monthly by CareerAIM.com, Canada’s leading aggregator of job market data. The report provides job market performance indexes based on the number of new job postings by Canadian employers. It presents a national summary that is then broken-down by province. Graphs illustrate the current job market conditions with the previous year shown as a reference. Separate graphs show year-over-year job market trends with seasonal variations removed.

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Monthly reports with analysis for each province are below.

Canadian Job Market Report – Summer 2010

New employment likely to drop somewhat this fall

The report indicates that the national rate of new employment is likely to drop somewhat in October and November. The number of new Canadian job advertisements–an indicator of future hiring intentions–fell slightly between August and September, down 3.1 percent from 214,319 job postings in August to 208,608 in September. Some ground was also lost in the year-over-year rate of job postings which was down 5.1 percentage points, from 14.0 percent…
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Canadian Job Market Report – June 2010

Outlook for new employment flat for summer

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, July 19, 2010 – CareerAIM.com announced today the release of the June 2010 Canadian Job Market Report. The report indicates that the national rate of new employment will remain close to the May-June levels this summer, only 4.0 percent above last summer. The number of new Canadian job postings–an indicator of future hiring intentions–was essentially unchanged between May and June... Between May and June there were…
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Canadian Job Market Report – May 2010

Employment rates will improve somewhat in June and July

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, June 23, 2010 – CareerAIM.com announced today the release of the May 2010 Canadian Job Market Report. The report indicates that real employment rates will continue to improve in June and July. The number of new Canadian job postings–an indicator of future hiring intentions–increased by 0.9 percent in May, from 200,924 job advertisements in April to 202,769 in May. The year-over-year results remained in positive...
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Canadian Job Market Report – April 2010

Employment rates will improve in May and June

The number of new Canadian job postings–an indicator of future hiring intentions–increased by 1.9 percent in April, from 197,226 job advertisements in March to 200,924 in April. The year-over-year results also continued to improve, up 2.9 percentage points from 12.4 percent in March to 15.3 percent in April–five of the last six months have shown improvement year-over-year. As with previous months, there were significant differences between provinces…
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Canadian Job Market Report – March 2010

Jobs outlook improves nationally but recovery is unevenly distributed between provinces

The report indicates that for the fourth consecutive month, the outlook for Canadian jobs improved significantly. While the national numbers are encouraging, the recovery is very unevenly distributed between provinces. Compared to March 2009, the outlook for new jobs was strongest in Ontario (28.0 percent), Alberta (14.5 percent) and Quebec (13.2 percent), followed by Prince Edward Island (8.4 percent) and Saskatchewan (2.7 percent). However…
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Canadian Job Market Report – February 2010

Outlook for jobs improves significantly across Canada

The report indicates that the outlook for Canadian jobs improved significantly in February compared to one year ago. Nationally, the number of new job notices–an indicator of future hiring intentions–was up 20.0 percent compared to February 2009, or 34,000 more job postings. The February figures show a strengthening trend in year-over-year results that started December 2009 (3.4 percent) and continued through January 2010 (2.1 percent)…
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Canadian Job Market Report – January 2010

Outlook for jobs improves significantly in some Canadian provinces

The outlook for Canadian jobs improved in January compared to one year ago. Nationally, the number of new job notices–an indicator of future hiring intentions–was up 2.1 percent compared to January 2009, or 3,800 more job postings. There were very significant differences between provinces. Compared to January 2009, the outlook for new jobs improved in Ontario (17.9 percent) and Quebec (1.4 percent). But in all other provinces…
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Canadian Job Market Report – December 2009

Canadian job market outlook improved, but there are significant differences between provinces

The report indicates that, compared to last year at the sometime, the outlook for employment opportunities has improved in Canada, but there are significant differences between provinces. December was the only month in 2009 that the rate of job advertisements was higher than in the previous year. Nationally the number of new job notices, an indicator of future hiring intentions, was up 3.4 percent compared to December 2008, or 4,540 more job postings. However, in December 2008 recessionary pressures were causing considerable reductions in the rate of job postings...
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Canadian Job Market Report – November 2009

Outlook for Canadian jobs improves

Nationally, the number of new job postings improved between October and November, up 4.2 percent or 7,500 more job postings than one month earlier. Compared to October, the outlook for new jobs improved in Prince Edward Island (12.2 percent), Ontario (10.8 percent), Alberta (9.1 percent), Manitoba (6.8 percent)...
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Canadian Job Market Report – October 2009

Outlook for Canadian jobs declines for the second consecutive month

Nationally, the number of new job notices declined between September and October, down 6.0 percent or 11,400 fewer job postings than one month earlier. Compared to September, the most significant declines were in Prince Edward Island (-9.8 percent), Nova Scotia (-8.8 percent), Newfoundland and Labrador (-7.6 percent), ...
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Canadian Job Market Report – September 2009

Fourth Quarter Employment Outlook Down in Every Province Except Quebec and Saskatchewan

The report indicates that the outlook for new jobs in the fourth quarter of 2009 declined in every Canadian province except for Quebec and Saskatchewan. Nationally, the number of new job advertisements – an indicator of future hiring trends – declined slightly between August and September, down 0.2 percent...
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Canadian Job Market Report – August 2009

Canadian job market shows continued signs of recovery

The Canadian job market showed continued signs of recovery in August with 191,200 jobs advertised, an increase of 2,300 jobs or 1.2 percentage points. With the exception of July, a 4.6 percentage point loss, three of the last four months have shown positive job market growth…
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Canadian Job Market Report – July 2009

53,800 fewer Canadian jobs in July, off 23.1 percent from one year ago

There were 53,800 fewer Canadian jobs were advertised in July, down 23.1 percent, compared with one year ago. This is a significant improvement from May this year when job postings were at the lowest level since the start of the current recession, down 36.6 percent from the previous year...
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Canadian Job Market Report – June 2009

Six months of declining job postings ended in June with significant gains

The year-over-year rate of job postings rebounded significantly in June, racking up a 15 percent improvement over May. Prior to this, the year-over-year rate of job postings had been declining steeply, from a peak in October 2008, reaching its lowest point in May 2009, 35 percent below May 2008. While it is difficult to predict with any certainty, May might have been the bottom point in the current recession with June showing the first evidence toward recovery…
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